Week One- Welcome!

WEEK ONE!



History of camera-less animation:

Thaumatrope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaumatrope
Zoetrope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoetrope

This video also has a great explanation for how flipbooks work!
Mutoscope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutoscope
‘Customers Wanted’ -Popeye

Great figures in film animation history:
Charles Reynaud
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles-%C3%89mile_Reynaud
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxinoscope
Lumiere Brothers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumi%C3%A8re_brothers
http://www.institut-lumiere.org/
Emile Cohl vs J. Stuart Blackton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emile_Cohl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Stuart_Blackton
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/oahtml/oapres.html
Winsor McCay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winsor_McCay
How A Mosquito Operates- DVD


Film stock!

film_sizes

imax-film

new_film_stock_35

Netflix?

Film = 24 fps (usually)
Video = 29.97 fps (round up to 30)

Old time ‘flickers’ ran at about 18 fps (depending on the artistry of the projectionist)

Netflix is derived from:

Net = Internet
flix = flickers


Gerald McBoing Boing 7 minutes 1950

Shooting on 2’s and what the heck does that mean?
24 frames of film = 12 drawings, thus two frames per image = shooting on 2’s

Things we viewed that are probably too hard to find anywhere else:
Changes by Genndy Tartakovsky (aka Dexter’s Lab)
The Whoop-Ass Girls by Craig McCracken (aka The Powerpuff Girls)

Words to live by (if you’re an animator!):
1. Squash and Stretch
2. Action and Reaction
3. Antici… pation
4. Path of Action
5. Straight Ahead (animation)

Flipbook
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip_book


HOMEWORK!

1. Finish your flip books- you need at least 50 drawings (don’t forget to number them!).
2. Think about your ‘5 words’ and if you come up with the perfect definition- write it down.

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